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Remembering Harry Nilsson: June 15, 1941 – January 15, 1994

Although it’s hard to imagine now, “pop” wasn’t always a dirty word, even to rockers. Today, pop is considered the antithesis of rock, but in the ’60s and ’70s, pop and rock were siblings, and pop was simply rock’s prettier…

Remembering Waylon Jennings: June 15, 1937 – February 13, 2002

I feel guilty for saying this, but the first thing I think of when someone says Waylon Jennings is the television show “The Dukes of Hazzard.” The opening theme song with the leather wrapped Telecaster picking the opening chords to…

Remembering Les Paul: June 9, 1915 – August 12, 2009

Lester William Polsfuss “Les Paul” (June 9, 1915 – August 13, 2009) If you don’t know, Les Paul was the inventor of the electric guitar, one which Gibson would put out with his name on it. He would also change…

Celebrating Prince Rodgers Nelson: June 7, 1958 – April 21, 2016

During the 2016 Presidential election we, as Americans, watched politicians and presidential hopefuls spew their lies, and racist, sexist rhetoric in the hopes of gaining more power and more money, while making the United States a laughing stock. Then on…

TOUR BLOG: Mike Brown, Katy, and Billy Spring Tour 2017

Geneseo, New York-based singer/songwriter and old friend of Innocent Words, Mike Brown will be heading out on a Spring 2017 tour with his highway companion Billy and his girlfriend Katy at his side. The trio will be chronicling their adventures…

He Lives: Happy Birthday, Jason Falkner

Dear Jason Falkner: Hi. You don’t know me, but I wanted to wish you a happy birthday – your 47th, right? 1968 represent! High five! Anyway, when Troy [Innocent Words publisher] gave me the list of rock & roll birthdays…

PHOTO BLOG: Soundgarden at The Fox Theatre in Detroit May 17 2017

All photos by Ken Settle and used by permission https://www.facebook.com/ken.s.photos The music world lost one of its biggest voices after Soundgarden’s show Wednesday night at The Fox Theatre in Detroit when, just hours after the show, lead singer Chris Cornell…

Remembering Utah Phillips: May 15, 1935 – May 23, 2008

Bruce Duncan Phillips, better known at Utah Phillips, passed away on May 23 2008, just eight days after his 75th birthday due to a long battle with heart problems. Phillips was known for his 50 years of folk music but…